Regents Roundup


The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its Nov. 19 meeting.

Schematic design approved for zoology museum renovations

The regents approved the design for the project to relocate the majority of the Museum of Zoology’s collection from the Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building to approximately 46,000 gross square feet of renovated space within the Varsity Drive Building, and to renovate approximately 6,800 gross square feet of space within Ruthven for the museum’s teaching collection. The $17.6 million project is being funded from university investment proceeds and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2011.

Renovations planned at Wolverine Tower

Approximately 61,000 gross square feet on seven levels at Wolverine Tower will undergo renovations that will consolidate departments and result in the more efficient use of office and common spaces for the university’s Business and Finance Division. The $6.3 million project will be funded from Business & Finance resources and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011.

Biology laboratories to be updated at Kraus

Four different laboratories and associated support spaces on four floors at the Edward Henry Kraus Building will be updated in a combined project to provide modern research facilities for recently recruited faculty for the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. The renovations of approximately 5,900 gross square feet are estimated to cost $2.2 million, to be funded by LSA, and are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010.

Chiller to be replaced at Chemistry Building

A steam-absorption chiller at the Chemistry Building that has failed will be replaced with a more efficient electric chiller as part of the university’s General Fund chiller replacement program. The $1.5 million project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2010.

Faculty appointments and promotions with tenure

Lawrence Chin-I An, associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective Nov. 1.

Sarah Hawley, associate professor of internal medicine, Medical School, effective Nov. 1.

Stanton Jones, associate professor of natural resources and environment, School of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Jan. 1.

Jie (Jackie) Li, associate professor of geological sciences, LSA, effective Jan. 1.

Administrative appointments

John Carethers, chair, Department of Internal Medicine, and professor of internal medicine, effective Nov. 1; and John G. Searle Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2009-June 30, 2014.

Ruth Dunkle, associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, School of Social Work (SSW), effective Jan. 1, 2010-May 31, 2013.

Kenneth Kollman, acting vice provost for international affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2010.

*Martin Philbert, senior associate dean for research, School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2012.

Michael Schoenfeldt, chair, Department of English Language and Literature, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2010-June 30, 2013.

Michael Spencer, associate dean for educational programs, SSW, effective Jan. 1, 2010-May 31, 2013.

*Robert Taylor, associate dean for research, SSW, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2010.

*Marilyn Woolfolk, assistant dean for student services, School of Dentistry, effective Oct. 1, 2009-June 30, 2014.

Named professorships

Kent Berridge, correction in professorship title to James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, LSA, effective Sept. 1, 2009-Aug. 31, 2014.

Benson Muite, T.H. Hildebrandt Research Assistant Professor of Mathematics, LSA, effective Jan. 1, 2010-Dec. 31, 2012.

*Brian Rowan, Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor of Education, School of Education, effective Nov. 1, 2009-Oct. 31, 2014.

Peter Ma, Richard H. Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, effective Dec. 1, 2009-Nov. 30, 2014.

*Denotes reappointment


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